Mice and their Commensalism

Commensalism or the ecological term for cooperative relationships among animals, is often a discussion when analysis of natural habitat or behaviors.  For mice, the commensalism between themselves and humans is fairly evident. This complex term, not used much in common speak or vernacular, does explain our relationship with rodents and especially mice.  A mouse in […]
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House Mouse Behaviors

Our friend the house mouse is often found in areas outside of the home like fields, sheds, wood piles, behind hedges and bushes, living happily outside of our common areas.  The house mouse eats plants, seeds, and bugs and builds its home or nesting areas out of soft vegetation or leaves. They will be happy […]
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Pet Mice Facts

Mice will develop some diseases such as ring tail in low humidity. Loud noises are a large stress issue for mice, as they have acute hearing. Pet mice can have short, long hair, and many varieties of color An exercise wheel is necessary, as mice need to run! Cage floors will cause stress on mice […]
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Pet Mice-Your Pocket Pet

Pet mice are a fun pet to have, and you can learn a lot about nature and rodents by having your own pocket pet. You can enjoy mice, by visiting a pet store or local mouse enthusiast, and learning how to install a home for your new pet.  What better way to learn about the […]
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Why Mice Are Health Risks

Wild mice are a hazard to your health.  You can develop allergies to their dander, as like cats, they have an allergenic component to their saliva that is very reactive to some humans.   As they groom themselves, they lick their fur, and the flaky skin leaves their body, and this turns into dusty dander.  This […]
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Mice at Night

Mice are nocturnal animals, live in packs, and enjoy a challenge to appeal to their sense of curiosity and smell.   They have great hearing, have poor eyesight, and love to eat almost anything.  You can feed a mouse sugary stuff, and they will develop diabetes. Knowing all of this, you can expect to be very […]
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What do Mice Eat

Mice like all kinds of food, so keep your stashes in plastic snap containers Light your home at all hours if you can bear it-corners too. Mice require just as much water as food.  Removing food and water goes along way to mouse exodus. Mice are intelligent, and the only advantage over them is their bad […]
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Dark little Creatures

Mice have a need to sleep in dark, temperate areas.  If the space they are habiting becomes colder than 65 degrees, they will leave.   Similarly, if the space gets hotter than 95 degrees, they will find other hotel accommodation. Humidity is very hard on mice, so a high humidity over 65 percent, will be life […]
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Noise, Food, Chemicals and Other Mouse News

Noise Mice can hear in the range of 80 Hz to 100 kHz.  They have keen hearing levels at 15-20 kHz and again at 50 kHz.  This means they can hear things we cannot.  Babies cannot hear until they are over 11 days old.  Loud noises such as buzzers, metal bars being clanged together, plumbing, […]
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